Discovering planets from the Chilean desert

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental astronomy organisation supported by many countries including the UK, with three sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. The site at La Silla at 2,400 metres above sea level in the…

Download Chilean music

We are big music fans here at chileno.co.uk and talk a lot about Chilean music. While it is certainly possible to get hold of some Chilean artists (the most well-known or traditional artists) from the usual sources, it can be extremely frustrating/impos…

Sebastian Piñera: A watershed moment for Chile?

By Simeon Tegel Sebastian Piñera’s rollercoaster ride as president of Chile may be a watershed in the nation’s post-Pinochet politics. Simeon Tegel reports. If anyone embodies the theory that being a skilful politician requires more than just brains,…

Piñera has not had the Presidency he dreamed of…

Washington political analyst Patricio Zamorano reflects on a turbulent term for the Chilean President.

There’s more to Punta Arenas than El Viento (penguins for one)

We travelled to the windy city of Punta Arenas in Southern Chile. It is in fact the most southerly city in the world. But there is more than climate and geography to Punta Arenas...

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Pica and Iquique

                                                My name is Isabella and I have decided to enjoy a virtual journey of fun, enlightenment and discovery in Chile. Because of the length of the country I am able to discover so many diverse regions from the…

Elections in Chile: a triumphing centre-left and a centre-right at the crossroads

If the Chilean centre-right is interested in surviving and continuing to be a relevant electoral force, it should hear those who promote ideological renovation and resist those who favour ideological entrenchment.

Chile wins Gourmand Prize in Paris

The prestigious Gourmand Award for Best Cookbook 2012 has gone to the Chilean Patagonia Cuisine: Rivers, Lakes and Chiloe District by Francisco Fantini of Gourmet Patagonia. The book fought off serious competition from 14 finalists from around the world…

The Music of Chile

  Many countries are known for a unique style or genre of music, Chilean music speaks to the diversity and richness of its culture as social and regional subjects influenced its past and present sound. Cueca The national dance of Chile is the “cueca,…

Insane cycling in Chile

Chilean hill cycling...Don't try this at home!